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in florida, another one showing obama up by five points. [laughter] guest: same weekend? there are two polling firms out there, that there have been real questions about. going back to the point that andrew made, you have to make an assumption that some point. is turnout going to be like it was in 2004? which was even between the parties? or will it be more like 2008, with seven points for the democrats? my preference is to look in between. but what the poll has been doing in particular is looking more at what it was in 2008, which political pollsters will tell you, it will not be at that point. it needs to be somewhere near where the republicans were in 2008. host: the annual crystal ball contest from "the washington post." jim cramer, predicting that mitt romney will get 98 electoral votes, the president, 440? he is the only one predicting a landslide for the president. guest: he is the only one predicting that. i am a democratic partisan, i would love to see that, but i do not think it will be close to that. host: only two are predicting that mitt romney will win, the other 11 sayin
watching. ohio looks like it is going more gracefully toward president obama. we will see that holds up by election night. then all those building blocks are to build after that. we are doing the same sort of examination that everybody is doing. >> 1 poll shows this dead heat. democrats are saying the republicans are chasing fulls gold. >> you have to wonder if it is a little too late there is definitely a hurricane santeedy element to all of this. that could definitely be something that even though you do not want to politicize a disaster, you could be looking at a lot of democratic voters are not coming to the polls because they cannot are they have other things going on. that is not a factor. it seems to indicate that the democrats still have an advantage here. the republicans think that this is a state where they have the money to invest there. they are investing the money because why not do it at this stage in the game at the polls are closing down so much? >> you've been focusing on the incredible shrinking number of battleground states. there are 10 battleground state. it is esse
if the obama did not view this as europeanizing the government. using judges and regulators to impose its will on subjects ranging from same-sex marriage in all 50 states to green curbing of the upsurge of fossil fuels through such methods as hydraulic fracturing. for darker the galling is the defeat of every republican challenger for the u.s. senate coupled with a democratic victory in 25 out of a possible 33 races. hanging on to the house by a slightly reduced margin will be a slightly reduced margin for those of us to vote for repeal of obama care and entitlement reform. republicans have now lost four out of the past six presidential elections, and five of the past six in terms of the popular vote. this followed three landslide victories in the era of ronald reagan that dominated the politics of the nation in the world. if this is not the time to recreate an integrated across the board conservative politics to counter the relentless and successful assault by reinvigorated american left, it is hard to imagine when such a time would come. >> thank you. president susan b. anthony list. to
congressional leaders and president obama. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> we are delighted to have grover norquist with us. of course, he is president of americans for tax reform but in the spirit of full disclosure, he is also a member of our board of directors and a very important colleague. grover spoke here several months ago, i should say here at the center, but not in this room because we moved -- there may be some glitches, so i apologize in advance. i am sure we will do better next time. however, grover talked about taxes, u.s. economic policy. but that was about taxes and the electoral campaign. now we had elections and the taxes are at the center of a very important political debate and at the center of negotiations between the obama administration and congress, particularly the republican controlled house. as i watched the president during his recent press conference and listened to leaders of the house, i think everybody agrees it would be highly desirable to reach a compromise. they also agree the elections provided a mandate. the president seems to think that he is the one w
, president obama will participate in the presidential ceremony at the tomb of the unknowns. we will bring you live coverage here on c-span. while we wait, here's a look at the presidential election and congress from this morning's "washington journal." don >> he is still resolute in the face of defeat. >> not to see you. sometimes you win. sometimes you lose. >> this is tough. he is a close contender. he has given credit for getting george bush elected in 2000. bbthe supreme court nominated george bush in 2000. since he has been in the white house has been brought about everything. he spent $300 million this year of other people's money. we do not know how much money he made for that deal. in nine senate races he got one win. he has spent maybe $170 million against barack obama and for mitt romney. he had a horrible record. on election night he tried to recreate florida 2000 on fox news by insisting that the network fox was wrong to in calling the election for president obama. the number crunchers said, no, you are wrong. he made a fool of himself. still today he insists he is right. i would
robust oversight of the obama administration. >> i am sure he has. speaking of oversight that is one of the few places on the senate side where they -- no, speaking of government -- homeland oversight? >> tom carper is set to take over that panel. joe lieberman is retiring and susan collins, the ranking republican, is term limits it out, as we were talking about what the house of folks. senate republicans have that same rule. it looks like it will be tom cole born -- tom coburn. he has a reputation for being a finger in the i kind of guy. but he has actually been very serious and a talented group of people work for him on the committee doing investigations and what not. carper is a pretty conciliatory guy. i actually think they will get along pretty well. and both of them will likely be focused on the government affairs part of the committee -- homeland security. i am sure they have a particular interest in that particular subject area. >> what other top seats are changing hands? >> another big one is budget committee. kent conrad is also retiring. patty murray is up for that seat. w
at 9:15, the impact of new leadership in china on u.s. relations. president obama traveling in parts of asia. we will have those segments, plus, we will take a look at the papers and take your phone calls as well "washington journal ."shington, we will see you then. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> next, a discussion on the future of u.s. diplomacy. after that, a forum on the effectiveness of al-qaeda in yemen. >> a former state department officials from the obama and george w. bush administration's discuss public diplomacy in a tough budget in vermont. the discuss the effectiveness of student exchange programs and government-backed broadcasting outlets, like "voice of america." the george washington school of international affairs hosted this event tuesday. this is an hour and 45 minutes. >> that is public diplomacy in action. [laughter] i'm a professor here at gw and the director of the institute for public policy and global communication. you can find us on twitter @ip dgc. we're also on fa
an important role. you know the obama vision was one where they thought better suited the country. and there is no question on social issues. whether it is women's health care, immigration, gay rights. there are a set of issues particularly for younger voters so, people vote very, very carefully. the economy was a dominant issue. i think that is why ultimately some people chose the president to continue the journey we are on. now quickly in terms of democracy, you know we don't know this for sure, but we could be seeing very different elections. that of that in 2010, 14, maybe 18 will be quite a bit different. the comments i made two years ago were predicated on what we thought would happen in a presidential year. the latino turnout was surging. president winning more of the latino votes but even winning the cuban votes. you saw young votes exceeding the turnout from four years ago surprising most analysts. you saw african american turnout. you saw the excitement of the first african american president was four years ago. you saw a real determination there to support the president
. that is what this is about. president obama and john boehner sat at the table, and they almost had a grand bargain, but the tea party and my opponent would not let boehner make a deal. now we're left with the sequestration. with the looming cuts at the end of the year that our economy cannot sustain is because of the extremism. >> sequestration was obama's idea. it had nothing to do with the house. i brought the legislation to the house floor to stave off sequestration. i am taking action. >> we are talking about spending cuts that will affect defense and social programs. it is a good point to start popping off on medicare and health care. your question goes to mr. murphy. >> we have seen different numbers on what the paul ryan plan would do in the fact to increase costs to seniors, anywhere from $6,350 to about $200 a month. what kind of number can we look at and say this is what a cut will look like under this plan because of a large area of the budget that needs to be looked at? >> that is the kaiser family foundation study. under the ryan plan, 60% of seniors will face cost increases.
moment. i think the message you hear from the obama administration is that moment is not coming back again. you have to pick your fights and pick them according to national interests. i think what will be fascinating in the mideast, as you saw in libya, where we got into a discussion, a debate between the republican defense secretary, robert gates, who said there is no national interest here and people like secretary clinton, susan rice and others who said we have a responsibility to protect and not was the argument for going in and -- that was the argument for going in. that argument remains unsettled today, and that is the doubt i think you were picking up on in your question. >> i will make several comments. in europe, a look at it this way. first, when you look at, globally, countries, the united states has had the capability, and even in this period of time, but secondly, it is the united states that has taken the responsibility and stepped forward. i cannot point to another country that has been willing to take that responsibility. having said that, david refers to how we
. i think obama still has a narrow edge. i think casey will pull this out. democrats have had to go in and help him. what we are looking for, if scott brown does not pull it out in massachusetts early on, and tim kaine slightly has an edge in virginia, it becomes difficult for republicans. republicans would be happy for a win at 3. democrats have good candidates. even if they fall short in places like arizona and north dakota, they have made these republicans spend money. >> thank you very much. >> now from maine, a debate among candidates for the senate seat. this hourlong debate is brought to us by wmtw tv in portland, maine. >> in the next hour, you will hear from six candidates who want to represent the maine in the senate. i want to give you a quick word about our format tonight. the questions come from our editorial board and viewers and e-mails. we want to hear from you. >> we already have good questions coming in. this is your chance to ask the senate candidates in you think you want -- candidates anything you want. >> the candidates will have one minute to answer the questi
and president obama have increased the number of border patrol. i acknowledge that we have an increase of resources. when you have a disparity of resources in other states, it pushes the traffic across the border to make it worse. we need to come together. >> let us do it. >> we have a terrible problem. people get a mixed message. it is not ok. >> my position is simple -- i do not like people calling it a war zone. i have big brothers that are peace officers. one is a border sheriff. he used to do narcotics and intelligence. i know the reality of what is happening out there. at the same time, this is texas. it does not stop at the border. we have to work together. if you want to talk about washington in general, we have the george bush tax cuts that are about to expire at the end of the year. i have supported them. we have to do a sequestration, which means that we had cut $1 trillion. we have to cut another one $1.2 billion. we are faced with one thing that a lot of people tell us to do -- do not raise our taxes, do not cut our services, and reduce the deficit. it will be very hard. t
with a discussion on what's next for president obama's second term. we will continue that discussion with michael steele, the we will wrap up the program with a senior fellow at the council for foreign relations. they will be here to give as a relationship and how the rillettes -- relationship is playing. we want to thank everybody for watching this program. we will see you tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> today on c-span, we will look at some in the victory and a concession speeches from senate races around election night. first, the race in virginia. been speeches on the base in missouri and the race in wisconsin. >> tim kaine defeated george allen for u.s. senate seat in virginia perce qe152% of the vote according to the associated -- virginia. he won an 52 some of the vote according to the associated press. [cheers and applause] >> wow. what a crowd. it is -- thank you all so much. thank you all so much. it is a great night to be a virginian. [cheers and applause] in 2008, --
of limited government. is there something they could do to the kind of blind restraint we got in the obama care decision? >> yes. this is something i bring up regularly in my short almost two years in the senate we of course have yet to process any supreme court nominees but we process with some regular arty lower court judges. and it doesn't matter whether they are district judges or circuit judges i make a practice of asking them what their views are on the enumerated powers doctrine and i will ask them to identify even if it requires some degree of speculation what if anything false outside of congress's power under the commerce clause and i make it more difficult for them by telling them that they can't identify lopez or more son and now i'll add to that n.f.i.b. as the basis of their theory. you find it interesting to see some of the responses. a lot of them look at me if i've insulted their mother or something like that. a lot of them look at me if i've asked them to derive pie to the 800th decimal from memory but it's an important question. i also think it's interesting to watch wha
you look at barack obama's first meeting with angela merkel were the global economy was on fire, she laid down the gauntlet. we're not going to play by your rules. we're not want to spend like you're telling us to and it has been very interesting to look at the limits we have even influencing a nation like a german name. in brussels, do you think america has the same way we once had and can influence the international system box i would love to see how you see the challenges ahead but the milly a geostrategic context. >> first, a strong economy is as cruel as a strong military. in this post-financial crisis era, economics and finance are every bit as important those traditional diplomatic and military lepers of policy. the throw weight was the measure of how much could be delivered through nuclear arms. sovereign interest rates are the measure of strength and invulnerability now. this move from a throw rates to interest rates. they knew how much megatonnage we had and it'll merkel can tell you what the spread is in the most recent greek bonds auctioned. requires a change in thinking
] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> in his weekly address, president obama talked about hurricane sandy. the republican responses by the newly elected chairwoman of the house republican conference. she also talked about thanksgiving and said republicans were ready to work with president obama to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. obama talked about of the obama family, i want to wish everybody a very happy thanksgiving. for us, this is a day full of ta family, i want to wish everybody a very happy thanksgiving. for us, this is a day full of family and>> on behalf friends,d football. it is a date to fight the urge to take a nap, at least until after dinner. most of all, it is a time to give thanks for each other and for the bounty we enjoy in this country. that is important this year. we have just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy, and vital to our democracy. it also required us to make choices. sometimes that led us to focus on what sets us apart rather than ties us together. thanksgiving is a chance to put it all in perspective. to remember
is enough jobs. we are focused on a grand bargain, which is another way of saying austerity. president obama got it right when he said that companies are awash with cash. what they are missing is enough customers out there to prompt demand and justify them spending more on plants and equipment. businesses need customers. they do not create jobs. austerity is the opposite of income creating sales. it reduces income. tax increases reduce income. spending cuts reduce income. both, i would argue, are the wrong medicine for the economy today. we have seen the effects of austerity. we do not want to follow, these countries over the cliff and gratuitously -- we do not want to follow these countries over the cliff gratuitously. [applause] thank you. >> i want to talk to brad. take the next. >> i have a couple of things to say. our $2 trillion figure is not a recommendation. it is actually a response to the fact that everyone thinks that $4 trillion is what is needed to achieve -- a debt stabilization gold, stabilizing debt to gdp, to keep that from rising faster than the economy, which ultimately is
is changing but i don't think the obama campaign gets enough credit. i think the turn-out was extraordinary and they did well making sure they have the exact model to win. i talk to a lot of folks i work with on the ground in states like ohio and we had public polls that would show four points down but that's placed on ad plus 7 model. meaning it's going to be a model that shows that with seven-points more democrats and at the very bestd plus five and maybe even plus three. it turned out it was what the polling seen and the obama folks were modeling theirs on. we didn't believe that was going to happen and that's one of the hard things about assumptions and guessing and turn-out but they don't get enough credit for creating that part of the electorate they needed to win. >> even in time in retrospect. when you're going through it. it's a nailbiter and this a president with a tough economy and the enthusiasm across the board. was there ever sort of a dark scary thing that you were worried about that was one version would be what if the turnover numbers were not what they would be. what's the
officer in the marine corps and he is president obama's choice to lead the soldiers in afghanistan. committee chairman carl levin says he hopes to have a vote on the nomination shortly after the thanksgiving recess. german eleven and other committee members also expressed their support for current afghanistan commander john allen who is being investigated for allegedly misconduct relating to the scandal that forced the resignation of cia director david petraeus this is just over 2.5 hours. >> good morning, everybody. we are meeting to consider the nomintation of general joseph dunford, jr., to be the next commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and commander of the international security assistance force. this morning's meeting was originally scheduled to cinsider general john allen to be supreme allied commander. general allen currently holds the positions that general dunford is nominated. however, earlier this week, the department of defense requested general allen's hearing be put on hold pending a department of defense inspector general review. we have agreed and we hope t
with supreme court justice anthony kennedy. and then yale law professor talks about how president obama stance on same-sex marriage. this week on "newsmakers, "president of the service employees international union talks about what unions like the seiu are looking for in budget negotiations. can see "newsmakers" at 10:00 a.m. >> what about if the soviet union announces tomorrow but if we attack cuba, it is going to be nuclear war? >> serious things here, we're .oing to be uneasy p >> something may make these people should off. -- shoot it off. i would want to make my own people very alert. >> it is a fascinating moment. it is amazing that eisenhower tells him to have a people alert. of course people are alert. kennedy laps. then he says, -- laughs. then he says, hang on tight. they're able to joke a little bit with each other. especially during this crisis, the had a sense of how lonely it is to occupy that office and i were getting all kinds of a device, good advice, a lot of faulty advice, which kennedy was. eisenhower knew all about faulty military advice. he is able to speak with supreme a
. in terms of what mitt romney's position was, what obama's position was -- the president, by the way, has gotten the greatest votes total for a reelection of any president in history. he was out there saying we need a balanced approach. we are getting out of a recession, it is still a very tenuous recovery, we need to invest in education, infrastructure. we need to find some revenues. that is part of the fight in washington in the next month. host: this so-called fiscal cliff -- you said the tax cuts should expire. what would be the impact of tax cuts expiring for the middle- class and others? guest: look, this election was about how we recreate andry imagine the american dream for those who want to be in the middle-class and those who want a broad and middle-class. of course it would hurt if -- that is part of the reason why they talked about it as a real deadline. we need to maintain the middle- class tax cuts. we need to maintain a balanced approach. what the movement is trying to do is push at that, make sure there is a safety net for medicare, for social security, for medicaid, makin
he runs for the senate to reject when a barack obama and gave the speech he was running for the senate in of illinois. abraham lincoln and lost. if you want to think about abraham lincoln in 1860, think about barack obama running for the presidency if he had lost the illinois senate election. that is the level of national security we are talking about. >> the lessons that can be learned from those who had the greatest impact on those of his time. he talks with richard brookhiser tonight at 9:00 and midnight eastern on c-span 2. >>mark freedman the author of " the big shift" talks about the need for better social programs and savings for people over 50. his speech at the commonwealth club of california is 45 minutes. >> good evening, and welcome to today's meeting of the commonwealth club of california. i am chair of the forum and your host for today. we also welcome the listening audience. we invite everyone to listen to us on line. now, it is my pleasure to introduce the distinguished speaker. mark freidman is ceo and founder of encore.org. second acts for the greater g
with wonderful blitz -- wolf blitzer and the obama care supreme court rulings. how do we balance accuracy with the desire to be the first to break the news? >> terrific question. >> i have been lecturing quite literally for 25 years or more about this desperate struggle to be first with the obvious. which i think is often sort of the driving engine, particularly of 24/7 cable news. somehow -- and this goes back to the times when there were just three networks -- there would still be, you know, when a major story broke, i still remember moments of huge self congratulation at abc and i'm sure it was the same at cbs and nbc if we could say, we have the story 1:38 before cbs did and i remember saying at the time and i was a young journalist at the know of anybody out there, the american public, that's, who is sitting there as we were sitting in our newsrooms with a bank of 10 television monitors, aware of the fact that cbs may have had something first, nbc got it second and oh, my god, we were third. if you were at home watching television, are you switching madly between and among channels a
, a preview of president obama's trip to asia. "washington journal," live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> truman was vice-president from the early a.d. two days and -- for literally 82 days. he presided over the senate. nowadays, the vice president unlesst bother with that his vote is needed to break a tie. it was a transition with zero knowledge. that is not happen anymore. he got a phone call to the white house. get to the phone right away. he picked up the phone and at the other and they said it to the white house as soon as you can. dashedrabbed his hat and-dow out. he had a car, of course. he went to the white house and was taken upstairs to the second floor, was met by eleanor roosevelt, and he looked up and he said harry, the president is dead. he was in total shock. he said what can i do for you? she said, harry, what can we do for you? you are in trouble now. >> i.e. the donald looks at the life of harry truman in -- aida donald looks at the life of harry truman on q&a. >> the who's roger daltre and pete townsend spoke last week about teenage cancer. from the national pr
before i take some questions. i happen to be on president obama's education policy during the 2008 campaign. they did not kick me off. i survived. [laughter] they may have wished they kicked me off but i survived. how it is interesting to me, if we look at this presidential race, and, already, people are drawing these artificial lines in the sand about the republican education plan, the democrat education plan, and i offered a suggestion, i assumed the role of speech writer for both of them before the convention, and i sent a script to both of them, and i said, either one of you can bite at this. you should start your nomination speech in the similar following manner. "there is a lot my opponent and i have to disagree over. i want to talk about the most important issue facing the future of this country. that is the education of our children all too often, we have put ourselves in a position where we have allowed for partisanship to dominate and dictate our policy directives as they relate to the future of our children. as nominee of the party, i will say that we will end that. i wi
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